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Operations Safety Manager - Atlanta, GA


The Coca-Cola Company



Position Overview:

This is a virtual position and candidates must be located din one of the following locations:























As a key member of The Coca-Cola Company Safety, Environmental, & Sustainability Team, the Operations Safety Manager will provide support and subject matter expertise to system leaders and functions in key focus areas to drive improved safety performance across our global system. This will include the implementation of needed processes, operating models, metrics, and technologies to enable our System to deliver safety performance results. This leader will benchmark internally and externally, leverage best-in-class systems and processes for system integration, collaborate across functions, be results oriented, be a self-starter and creative, have constructive curiosity, and will bring innovative solutions to the table, knowing that “one size does not fit all.”

The successful candidate should be experienced in implementing strategies and programs that drive excellent safety and health performance across multiple locations, geographies, or in organizations, including, but not limited to: compliance programs, capability building, culture assessment and development, behavior based safety, human factors, leadership engagement, integrated management systems, serious incident and fatality program, and ergonomics. A strong safety and health background is essential (professional certification(s) is preferred); experience in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and other safety-related technical disciplines is preferred. The candidate should be proficient in driving change through engagement with all levels of the organization, from Coca-Cola and bottler senior leadership through plant and field associates. Experience in implementing the common manufacturing excellence platforms, such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Operational Excellence, etc. and have experience in integrating safety and health systems into these platforms is preferred (Lead Auditor or IMS certification preferred but not required). Although not required, Fleet Management, Distribution, Sustainability, and Environmental experience would be beneficial. Candidate will also serve as a subject matter expert to internal and external stakeholders and represent the Company when required. A successful candidate will also be able to integrate the workplace safety strategies into the governance and capability development systems and utilize these to help drive excellence in supply chain operations. The right candidate will also have the ability to analyze complex safety data to support strategies and initiatives and perform informed decision-making.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and write global policies and requirements related to their subject matter expertise: work safety at manufacturing including regulations, ISO certification, safety practices, Behavior Based Safety, Human and Organizational Performance, Serious Incident and Fatality Program, Ergonomics, Vendor and Contractor Management, benchmark practices. Deep technical expertise required.
  • Works closely with the audit team to ensure appropriate governance is in place to monitor performance in manufacturing facilities and distribution networks for workplace safety
  • Provide virtual consulting support to Business Units and Bottling Partners around the world to diagnose and solve specific problems or help identify opportunities
  • Accountable and responsible for KO technical requirements content for workplace safety in manufacturing. Accountable and responsible for technical training content for workplace safety in manufacturing
  • Collaborate internally and externally to ensure requirements remain current and reflect the latest thinking, to benchmark and collaborate, and to share best practices.
  • Wire together the system community of Subject-matter-experts to raise our collective genius and capability

Education Requirements:

Related Technical Degree with accompanying technical experience

Engineering, Technology, Etc.

Related Work Experience:
12+ years

Industrial-manufacturing-Food and Beverage

Deep subject matter expertise

Multi-site (locations and facilities) safety strategy and direction

Franchise Leadership and deep influencing skills

Functional Skills:

  • Business Knowledge: Knowledge of cross-functional systems and influence/impact on workplace safety.
  • Functional Expertise: Expertise in Occupational Safety. Experience in BBS, Management Systems, Human Factors, Serious Incident and Fatality Programs, and Ergonomics is preferred. Additional experience is Distribution, Fleet, Environmental, and Sustainability is not necessary but is beneficial.
  • Management Expertise: Franchise Leadership: Strong experience in technical team collaboration and indirectly managing team work product, good communication and presentation skills for all personnel levels. Ability to demonstrate strong partnerships across the system for global decision-making and targeted initiatives that align with our Purpose.


Our Growth Culture:
One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.


Keep seeking, never settle. Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.


Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.


Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.


Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.





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